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Is Wix that good? #4811748
07/11/18 07:39 PM
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I've always bought AC Delco filters for my GM vehicles. Wix seems to get a lot of attention around here, so I thought I would look into them. I went to my local O'Reilly's and it looks like they are around $8 per filter. For that price I can nearly get 2 AC Delco filters at Walmart. Is Wix really worth it?

Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811752
07/11/18 07:43 PM
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Wix is high quality, unfortunately they lack the distribution and marketing like AC Delco, Fram or Purolator.

Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811766
07/11/18 07:56 PM
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Buy Fram Tough Guard for a little under $7 at Walmart. There are all kinds of deals on filters on the web too. Rockauto and Ebay have plenty of deals.


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Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: Mr Nice] #4811769
07/11/18 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Wix is high quality, unfortunately they lack the distribution and marketing like AC Delco, Fram or Purolator.


^^This.

The only place that sells Wix around here is O'Reilly. I wish Walmart would start selling them.


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Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811770
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Orileys is expensive on wix filters. Napa is just as bad anymore but run really good sales on the from time to time.


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Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: Mr Nice] #4811771
07/11/18 07:58 PM
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Funny in a way.... I've seen Wix in NASCAR on the hood of cars that Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer drove in.

Wix.. the regular filter is a very good filter. 95% @ 20 microns which gave the capacity to be able to run 12k to 15k miles in a well maintained motor.


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Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811776
07/11/18 08:01 PM
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The best oil filter is the air filter and sealed intake plumbing . The most important thing about an oil filter marketing claims aside is that it doesn't fail.


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Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811796
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They is that good.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 87k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811798
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Originally Posted By: NHRATA
I've always bought AC Delco filters for my GM vehicles. Wix seems to get a lot of attention around here, so I thought I would look into them. I went to my local O'Reilly's and it looks like they are around $8 per filter. For that price I can nearly get 2 AC Delco filters at Walmart. Is Wix really worth it?


The AC Delco PF64 for my Corvette is $6.47 at Walmart and I paid under $7 for a NAPA Gold (same as Wix) from NAPA. The quality of Wix made filters is much higher than AC Delco, it's worth it even if it's double the price (but in most cases it's not)

I still prefer the Fram Ultra though, it's even better than the Wix/NAPA Gold.


2018 Corvette (M1 ESP Formula 5w30 & NAPA Gold)
2006 Civic EX Coupe (PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra)
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive (GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra)

Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811801
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Are they better than the OEM ACDelco ones I've been buying?

Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811812
07/11/18 08:25 PM
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Which Wix is 99%+ efficiency.


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In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
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Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811821
07/11/18 08:37 PM
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Meh...filtration efficiency is overrated lol..i like the cheapo filters..granted my car is an old econobox so that might impact my decisions. Always thought the proselects were great for the price. Solid build construction..sure efficiency not comparable to a Fram Ultra but it does the job just fine for 3$. If I had a newer car id likely use OEM or Napa Gold or Fram Ultra. I also do short oil change intervals so itd likely be a waste using an ultra on a 3-5k mile interval.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: Mr Nice] #4811822
07/11/18 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Wix is high quality, unfortunately they lack the distribution and marketing like AC Delco, Fram or Purolator.


Wix is sold at every Napa. It's just called Napa Gold smile

Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811827
07/11/18 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: NHRATA
Are they better than the OEM ACDelco ones I've been buying?


Do you have any idea what the quality of the ACDelco filters are in order to compare them? I have no dog in this fight and spent just a few seconds searching the web, but it seems that at one time WIX was making filters for ACDelco. Champion Labs was making filters for them. And now with Fram owning Champion, the ACDelco filters are now technically made by Fram???

Numerous threads question the quality of ACDelco filters: one example - https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c6-corvette-general-discussion/3165118-pf48-vs-upf48r-6.html


People associate ACDelco as OEM GM products, but I'm thinking that ACDelco is to GM like Motorcraft is to Ford. They are aftermarket divisions of the manufacturer and sometimes the parts are NOT the same as OEM. Just my opinion based on the fact I have bought Motorcraft labeled parts that are NOT OEM quality.

Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA] #4811850
07/11/18 09:22 PM
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Well I've been using WIX/Napa Gold filters for about 20 years. I use some Frams too. But on vehicles that have a tendency to drain back over night like my last Saab, the only filter that would hold the oil in the galleries was the WIX.

I also use Baldwins for some things. Either Wix or Baldwin have very tough canisters and threaded heads. So if you are running off road and using 2 qt filters where they stick down at the same level as the pan, WIX/Napa Gold are a good choice. They take lots of thrown rocks and stuff w/o a whimper.

On marine applications there is less worry about rust through from bilge water if not changed on schedule.

So it depends on where your question is coming from ...

Last edited by BrocLuno; 07/11/18 09:24 PM.

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